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Jan 21
2015

Bank of England Consults on Changes to 'Fitness and Propriety' Checks

The Bank of England has recently announced proposed changes to Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) requireme...
Dec 04
2014

Uganda Circulates Draft Data Protection and Privacy Bill 2014 for Public Consultation

On November 15, the National Information Technology Authority Uganda, together with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology and the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, circulated a draft Data Protection and Privacy Bill, 2014 for public consultation. Keep reading for an overview of the proposed legislation. 
Oct 29
2014

Australian Fair Works Commission Finds Employment Termination Justified for False Qualifications

In August 2014, the Fair Works Council determined that an employer’s dismissal of an employee was not “harsh, unjust or unreasonable” as the employee falsified credentials during the application process. 
Sep 29
2014

Renewed Calls for Finalization of EU Data Protection Regulation by 2015

For the past several years, the European Union's attempts at passing the Data Protection Regulation have fluctuated. However, pressure to pass the reform by 2015 have intensified following a joint declaration by elected representatives from 16 member states. 

Sep 25
2014

Jersey Implements First Discrimination Law

Effective September 1, 2014, Jersey has implemented the Discrimination (Jersey) Law 2013. The first instance of the Law only includes race as a protected characteristic. In the employment context, employers are prohibited from committing acts of discrimination during various stages of employment.

 
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